This May, two exciting conferences on political-theological themes have been organized to take place in Rome back-to-back. The first, “Economic Theology/Theological Economics” is taking place at Lumsa University in Rome, May 20-21, and boasts an extraordinary line-up of speakers including Giorgio Agamben and John Milbank. The goal is a highly interdisciplinary discussion engaging the intersection of economics and theology from philosophical, ethical, historical, and social-scientific (and of course economic and theological) angles. For more information, see the the full Economic Theology Call for Papers (deadline 3/31).
Immediately following, on May 22-23, John Cabot University in Rome will be hosting a conference on “Rethinking Political Catholicism: Empirical and Normative Perspectives.” Confirmed speakers include Paola Bernardini (Contending Modernities Project, Notre Dame), Luca Diotallevi (Roma Tre), Agostino Giovagnoli (Cattolica, Milan), Ateş Altınordu (Sabanci University), and Paul Weithman (Notre Dame). For more information, see the full Rethinking Political Catholicism Call for Papers (deadline 3/15).